Waiting for An Army to Die
The Tragedy of Agent Orange(amazon)
Fred Wilcox (View Bio)
Hardcover: Random House, 1983; Paperback: Seven Locks Press, 1989.
In the peacetime of post-Vietnam and pre-Persian Gulf War, the United States was acquiring weapons at an astronomical rate. UNCOMMON MARTYRS tells the fascinating story of the Catholic Plowshares movement, men and women who begged the nation to "beat its swords into plowshares." Faced with complacency, they sacrificed themselves; willingly going to prison for their civil disobedience, these radicals opened the nation's eyes to a covert militarization.
"WAITING FOR AN ARMY TO DIE is an eloquent and convincing appeal for common sense — much as Rachel Carson's SILENT SPRING was twenty years ago." — San Francisco Chronicle
"Highly recommended." — Library Journal
"A methodical and moving presentation of the Agent Orange scandal." — Kirkus Reviews